Tapan has been chosen to be on the ENAR Graduate Student and Recent Graduate Council (GSRGC)
October 11, 2012
Tapan Mehta , a Ph.D. candidate in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center  (NORC) and Office of Energetics  has been chosen to be on the Eastern North American Region  (ENAR) Graduate Student and Recent Graduate Council (GSRGC).
The Regional Advisory Board (RAB) represents the grassroots membership of ENAR. However, ENAR student members cannot be on RAB, and so RAB, and ENAR leadership, is perhaps less aware of their needs. Therefore, RAB wishes to form a Graduate Student and Recent Graduate Council (GSRGC) to help ENAR better address the needs of all students and recent graduates, but especially for students from smaller departments, international students, and minorities. The GSRGC is composed of not more than 10 graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or recent graduates who are ENAR members and are in academic departments of biostatistics or statistics, government, or private industry.
Main objectives for GSRGC
- Bring student/recent graduate concerns to the attention of RAB and ENAR
- Work to help ENAR better serve all students/recent graduates, including those from small departments, underrepresented backgrounds, and international students
- Advise and help implement ideas to enhance the benefits of ENAR membership and to increase awareness of the benefits of ENAR membership to students
- Organize a GSRGC session at each ENAR spring meeting
- Assist in planning events that help advance students' and recent graduates’ education and career